Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Capital Gazette announces layoffs, will outsource printing

Capital Gazette Communications announced Tuesday, job eliminations in response to a growing recession and declining advertising revenue. The company is also transferring its printing to Comprint Printing, a production facility owned by Post-Newsweek Media, a division of The Washington Post Company.

In a joint statement issued by both companies, The Capital and Capital Gazette Communication’s (CGC) other newspaper publications will be printed at the Laurel facility starting March 2. The decision means the closing of CGC’s press and mailroom operations in Annapolis and the elimination of 31 full-time and 51 part-time positions.

Earlier today CGC Editor and Publisher Tom Marquardt announced to the staff the elimination of 29 additional positions in response to declining advertising revenue and a depressed economy. The additional job eliminations affected all departments.

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